That Farm Bill


I think farm bill opponents need a new political strategy. Most of the opposition focused on how the bill was wasteful pork. And it truly was reading about it makes you want to take a long shower. But that said, the pork argument doesn’t really resonate all that well...Instead, farm bill opponents should have spent more time arguing that it’s a substantively bad bill more precisely, it’s a bill that jeopardizes health and increases hunger. For one, the subsidies of corn, sugar, and meat play a huge role in our nation’s obesity problem (not to mention in the broader lack of nutrition).